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Foresters Arms Pub

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52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, South Africa
021 689 5949
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8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An Enjoyable Pub Lunch

Forries, as it is popularly known, is an informal venue with a very good pub lunch venue. The prices are very reasonable, because it is near to the University of Cape Town,and often frequented by students. The setting is very natural as it is within a

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Gerard M
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Cape Town, South Africa
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Forries, as it is popularly known, is an informal venue with a very good pub lunch venue. The prices are very reasonable, because it is near to the University of Cape Town,and often frequented by students. The setting is very natural as it is within a

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I'm not a big pub fan, but this place stole my heart. The vibe and feel is great. I didn't expect the food to be so tasty either. Had a banting pizza and it was well worth it. The waiters are friendly, but could be a little more efficient.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a really nice pub popular with the locals and families of all ages, with the children's playground at the back of the outdoor area, so easy for Mom and Dad to have a quick one while they children are playing happily and safely. The service is not great, but that didn't detract much from the overall enjoyment

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Cape Town
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love Forries, have been coming here for years. The food is good and the atmosphere electric. However, I was amazed, dumbstruct by the attitude of the Manageress on duty who decided it was a good idea to berate one of my friends at the table when he enquired where his food was. 6 of us had already received our... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
371 reviews 371 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Hadn't been here for years until this past weekend. Found it much improved after a recent revamp. Outside garden area is now lots more user friendly. Plenty of staff so service was both pleasant & efficient. We ate their "pizza special" which was both unusual & totally excellent. Word of advice - get there early on match days as it... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We enjoyed a reunion at Forries which fully fulfilled our expectations. The years may have passed, but the service and food quality are still the same. It was like we had never been away and were able to relive our carefree student days for a few hours.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Popped in to have lunch and chose the 'Hamburger and Heineken' special. Meat pattie totally overcooked and bone dry despite ordering 'medium'. Great venue esp outside in summer or when SA is playing a test match.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very very nice indeed. The area outside improved with nice tables and umbrellas. Try one of their 19 drafts. A glass of their wine and their lunch time snack meals. A great gathering place of friends. Lovely vibe.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Go drinking here once a month and its a great fun and bust pub. But certainly not somewhere you would ever go for food. New beer garden with an electronic roof seems a real hit but means the bar inside has been left a little quiet and maybe the atmosphere has suffered. Very reasonable price beer and vibey and fun.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Forresters Arms is one of those places you have to visit if you love beer. They have a huge variety of beers on tap so go have a look before you make your decision. The also have a menu filled with a number of delicious options. As Forresters is within walking distance of Newlands rugby stadium we went there for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: 021 689 5949

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Monday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm

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